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Old 03-29-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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I just got Beertools pro and I am a little lost in setting up the vessel and the heat source. I am sure that I haven't figured out that there are many more thing that I am clueless of. So,the questions is... Is there a database of common setups that I can use to derive the figures to setup my "Common" style cooler and keggle setup. I have been searching around and have yet to find it. If anyone has any words of advise let me know.


And... don't tell me I should have gotten another program as that is not to helpful at this point in time.

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Old 03-29-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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I found all of the necessary info to spec out my rig over on the BTP forum (and some stuff in the wiki like the batch template).

http://beertools.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=15&sid=a50bb77c01486154d88fbd69d39 25edd

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I found all of the necessary info to spec out my rig over on the BTP forum (and some stuff in the wiki like the batch template).

http://beertools.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=15&sid=a50bb77c01486154d88fbd69d39 25edd
OK, I have an Igloo 60 qt Ice cUBE cooler for may mash tun. I am hoping that someone also has this and has spec'ed this out. I found that forum to be less than helpful, hence I am asking my fellow experts.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:49 AM   #4
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OK, I have an Igloo 60 qt Ice cUBE cooler for may mash tun. I am hoping that someone also has this and has spec'ed this out. I found that forum to be less than helpful, hence I am asking my fellow experts.

Check the 3rd response in this thread:
http://beertools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2365&sid=c33d36d0237678b83f8298a91 cf6b3e1
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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It's nice to be able to use someone else's numbers but I wouldn't trust them. It shouldn't take too much effort to calibrate and it will probably lend itself to a more "hands on" understanding of how your stuff works. Just my 2 cents.

One thing you'll want to be careful of is assuming what a field is really asking for or telling you. One that just bit me after many uses is the "final temp" on the separation (sparge) function. Here I thought it was the equilized temp of the grist in the MLT after the infusion but it's really the final temp of the runoff in your collection vessel. That's also a useful number, but not as important to me. It accounts for the heat parameters of the collection vessel so the number is going to be lower than the grist temp. There are tricks and workarounds for just about everything you'd want to do but I was hoping it was more intuitively indicated within the program.

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Thanks for the good advise!!! I will keep all that in mind. Also, Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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